The first calculation to make for a numerological chart is the birth date. The date needs to be written out in the mm/dd/yyyy format. For example if you were born on January 23rd of 1980 it would be 01/23/1980. If you add the numbers of the birth date together you will have the Life Path number. In the example given, it would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 0 or 24- which then reduces to 2 + 4 or 6. The Life Path number is a representation of who you were when you were born Life path number 7 how those ingrained traits will take you through life. Remember that the numbers need to be between 1 and 9 except for the master numbers. Do not reduce 11 or 22 as they are the master numbers and a valid result to have.
Those who were born with a Life Path number of 9 were born for a life of drama, generosity and compassion. Humanitarians, these people are honorable and trustworthy and usually lacking prejudice. They feel a deep responsibility to help out other people in any way that they can.
It is not important for them to achieve monetary success- although it is possible that they will. But that money won’t stay around for long, since their generosity will win out. Material goods may flow out as freely as the money. The attitude is that they are just things, and if those things can better another life- off they go!
They are easily able to make friends due to a charming and honest personality. They tend to be optimistic, polite and friendly. Strangers are treated like friends and often do cross into that territory. Romantic relationships prove to be more difficult since it is vital that their partner be equally as generous. If the partner isn’t devoted to helping others, a chasm will form between the two that won’t mend.
These people are sensitive and understanding of the world around them. There is often proficiency for art, writing or acting in this path. Even if they aren’t masters of the arts themselves they are well read on the subject and spend much of their time surrounded by sensory stimulation. Creative endeavors allow them to have an emotional connection with the outside world. Philosophical thinking is also strong here and they also make great judges and educators. But it is unlikely that they will enter the business world and all of its ugly competition. There is no room for them to grow there spiritually.
The negative aspects of a Life Path number of 9 include a tendency to be demanding. Those who lose their path and can’t recognize that generosity is their way to turn may become selfish and greedy of their belongings and money. There may be a desire to be ambitious and forget other people’s needs. But this sort of behavior will feel disingenuous and they will usually find their way back onto the path if given some time.